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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/0727
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1473-1912
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.66 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Rivington and Son | solicitors


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Manor of Kingsbury belonged to Baldwin Poleyn of Tebworth in 1317. After various changes of owner, Thomas Chichele, archdeacon of Canterbury, granted the manor in 1441 to Henry VI, who granted it in 1442 to All Souls College, Oxford, still the owners of some property in Kingsbury in 1970. In 1597 All Souls College owned 418 acres scattered through Kingsbury. Purchases and exchanges during the 19th century extended and consolidated the All Souls College estate. In the twentieth century All Souls College sold most of the land, for development and for use as parkland. Some land was retained by the College, let on building leases for houses and shops.

'Cofers' or 'Coferers' was the name of part of the land which made up the manor of Kingsbury, owned by the Page family.

Source: 'Kingsbury: Manors', A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 5: Hendon, Kingsbury, Great Stanmore, Little Stanmore, Edmonton Enfield, Monken Hadley, South Mimms, Tottenham (1976), available online.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers, 1473-1912, collected by the solicitors in the course of their work, comprising legal documents relating to the manor of Kingsbury, 1473, and the manor of Coferers, 1550-1555; legal documents, notes and legal case papers relating to properties bequeathed to James Pateshel Jones, 1624-1891; and legal documents relating to various properties and families, including wills, marriage settlements, leases, deeds and mortages for premises in several locations, mainly Acton, Edmonton, Enfield, Finchley and South Mimms.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

This collection has been grouped under four headings:- I Manor of Kingsbury; II Manor of Coferers; III Documents connected with the descent of property to James Pateshal Jones; IV Other documents.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received in 1960.

Allied Materials

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
July to October 2009

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